Social Distancing? Get Outside in Nature!

The community has been good to Delaware Nature Society (DelNature) and we want to return the favor with ideas and tips that help you enjoy the healing power of nature while social distancing.

Enjoy Our Trails: Ashland, DEEC, and Abbott’s Mill remain open, please social distance.

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Our COVID Promise: The goal of all our programs and camps is to ensure all our participants have a fun, informative, and safe outdoor experience. DelNature is taking a conservative approach to relaxing our COVID protocols due to a significant portion of our program participants have not yet had the opportunity to be vaccinated. To provide the safest environment possible, and in consideration of the state requirements for children’s summer camp programming, we are still requiring masks and social distancing in a variety of programs and delivery location. Vaccinated adults may remove their masks for outdoor programming when social distancing is possible. We will continue to update these policies as circumstances change.


8 Fun Outdoor Activities for Adults and Families

Upcoming Virtual In Person Nature Programs

1) Upcoming Nature Programs

Check out our upcoming virtual and in person programs on our Activities Calendar.

Summer Camp registration is open for everyone! Learn more and check out programs on our Summer Camp Guide!

Visit our trails at Ashland, DEEC, and Abbott’s Mill

2) Visit our trails at Ashland, DEEC, and Abbott’s Mill

Hike rolling hills, forests, marshes, and bubbling creeks at Abbott’s Mill Nature Center in Milford and Ashland Nature Center in Hockessin. Get more ideas for habitat exploration activities at Ashland.

Walk the pond loop and gardens at DuPont Environmental Education Center on Wilmington’s Riverfront and bike or walk Jack A. Markell Trail.

Your support makes our trails possible.

Native Plant Sale

3) Spring Native Plant Sale 2021: Hope Blooms

Online Sale Days: May 2 – 3
Upstate and Downstate Plant Pick Up Options: May 13 – 15
Special Membership Benefits

More about our Native Plant Sale

Photo by Clark’s Captures

CSA Market at Coverdale Farm

The Market at Coverdale (with a new spin on CSA)

Starting May 8, support sustainable farming and shop local for a lower carbon footprint! Introducing our new market (everyone can shop) and our new spin on our traditional CSA program. Eat well and feel good with produce and eggs fresh from our farm alongside a curated selection of local and regional products.

Learn More and Shop

Help Keep Our Water Clean

5) Help Keep Our Water Clean

Clean waterways improve health for people, wildlife, and pets. Much of Delaware’s waterway pollution comes from our homes and yards!

Pledge to:

  • Scoop the Poop
  • Garden for Water and Wildlife
  • Only Rain Down the Storm Drain
  • Reduce Household Chemicals
  • Cease the Grease
  • Pledge now!

Help Nature Research with iNaturalist

6) Help Nature Research

Download the iNaturalist app (or Seek by iNaturalist app for kids) to your phone and snap photos of plants and animals and submit it to the site. See if others agree with your sighting submission, and research the life histories of the plants and animals you find in your yard and local parks.

At Ashland, Abbott’s, or DEEC? When you use iNaturalist at these locations, you’re helping our biodiversity study project! Check out our Ashland iNaturalist, DEEC iNaturalist, and Abbott’s iNaturalist pages.

Start Your Spring Garden with Wildlife-helping Plants

7) Start Your Spring Garden with Wildlife-helping Plants

Now is the time to prep your garden for spring and think about how you can help pollinators, birds, and wildlife.

See our naturalists’ video intro to native spring flowers!

Learn how to combat the spread of non-native species.

Animal Tracks

8) More Fun Outdoor Activities In Your Yard or at a Park

Learn to identify animal tracks, trees, and birds. Go on a scavenger hunt! Check out these and other activities to do outside!

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